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One of many general parish education tools on stewardship.
“I prepare so I don’t have to repair.” – Anonymous
The greatest benefit in utilizing an Orthodox consultant is that they identify with your mission and have a deep understanding of parish life.
Parishes often shoot themselves in the foot, both purposefully and accidentally, when they mishandle contributions or confidential information. Unfortunately, it’s an all too common occurrence in parish life.
Use this tool to great advantage when anticipating a capital campaign or preparing to launch a major fundraising effort.
This is the first of three postings designed to assist leaders in gaining a deeper knowledge of effective fundraising values and methodologies.
Most people shy from face to face fundraising because they fear rejection; priests have additional reservations.
Who would have imagined that the gritty, often unpleasant work of a capital campaign could produce such remarkable spiritual change in a community?
It’s the rare parish that regularly every year receives major gifts above and beyond stewardship commitments even when the parish is not in a capital campaign.
It happens in most campaigns – a lull in the action, seeming glacial movement or even a brick wall.
One of the most grievous mistakes a parish can make is to assume that a great deal of money can be raised without investing any money into the effort. Would this assumption ever be applied to business operations?
Who would construct a large building without first completing borings of the subsoil? The same principle applies to a major fundraising effort.
“I like to find/ what’s not found/ at once, but lies/ within something of another nature/ in repose, distinct.” Denise Levertov
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